La Flor Dominicana announces TAA 47

lfdLa Flor Dominicana is proud to announce our 2015 Tobacconist Association of America (TAA) Exclusive Series, the TAA 47. TheTAA 47 is a medium to full-bodied blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers with Nicaraguan binder and wrapped in aged Ecuadorian Habano. Measuring in at 5 1/2 x 52 the TAA 47 will be available as a one time limited release as part of the TAA Exclusive Series through TAA Retail Members nationwide. The TAA 47 will be presented in (25) count boxes and will have an MSRP of $9.00 per cigar and $225.00 per box.  The TAA 47 will begin shipping to TAA Retail Members late May of 2015.

The Tobacconists’ Association of America, Ltd. is a trade organization established in 1968 by visionary retail tobacconists. By providing education, communication, research, advocacy, and member discount programs, The TAA works with our members and the industry they support to offer the tools and relationship building opportunities needed to maximize professionalism and success. Read more about our organization and its goals here.

La Flor Dominicana is a proud Associate Member of the TAA and is a vertically integrated premium cigar manufacturer. We proudly control the production process from the seed to the final grading, inspecting, packaging and distribution. Our tobaccos are grown at our farm in La Canela, Dominican Republic. Our factory is located in Tamboril.

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Selected Tobacco releases two new sizes in Byron

ByronSigloFounded in 1850, the brand Bryron is without a doubt
one of the oldest brands in the world. Selected Tobacco is pleased to announce 2 new sizes and updated packaging.
The Serie Siglo XIX which is carefully blended by Nelson Alfonso to best
represent Cuban Cigars of the 19th Century is now available in a 6 x 56,
known as the Grand Poemas.
The Serie Siglo XX also blended by Nelson Alfonso represents Cuban Cigars
of the 20th Century is also available in a 6 x 56, knowns as Habaneros.
Since the beginning Byron was destined to unite smokers with exquisite
taste and today Byron continues to deliver a superior cigar that is the
epitome of luxury.
Both cigars are the largest Byrons to date and as a result each blend is
tweaked a bit with a higher priming to maintain the strength and flavor
despite the larger ring gauge format.
Each cigar is protected inside a Humitube®, a unique real and effective
humidifier cigar tube chamber system that lets the cigar receive a slow
humidity through the wall of the tube that makes a balanced humidified
cigar at all its lengths.
The Byron has a retail of $33 and are available in three packs with an MSRP
of $98.99. The cigar is set to get a full release at IPCPR in New Orleans July
17-21, 2015.
About Selected Tobacco
Selected Tobacco is the brainchild of Nelson Alfonso who has designed some
of the best known Cuban brands in the world, including the design of Cohiba
Behike. He is also the Master Blender for Atabey, Byron and Bandolero which
are distributed in the United States by United Cigar Group.
About United Cigar Group
United Cigar Group is the distributor for all Selected Tobacco Products in the
United States as well as the Garofolo, Fleur de la Reine, La Gianna and the
soon to be released KILO. They can be found on the web at
http:/http://www.unitedcigargroup.com/

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A.J. Fernandez releases New World Connecticut

new_worldA.J. Fernandez Cigars, known for producing consistently highly rated cigars is set to release the exceedingly anticipated New World Connecticut. The unique blend was created after the overwhelmingly positive response from the public and critics alike, when New World was unveiled at the 2014 IPCPR. The New World went on to attain the honor of Number 1 Cigar in the World 2014 by Cigar Journal Magazine.

Master blender A.J. Fernandez created the New World brand to pay homage to the discovery of the “mystical smoking leaf” named tobacco by the Europeans, when their ships landed in what is now known as the New World. In November 1492, Jerez and Luis de Torres first observed natives smoking as they were searching for the Emperor of China. Unaware that they had landed in modern-day Cuba, they encountered natives that created rolls made of palm and maize leaves, in the shape of a musket constructed of paper with tobacco on the inside. One would light one end and enjoy the smoke out of the other.

A.J. Fernandez said: “The New World cigar was a very special project as it was the first cigar that was created with the help of my father Ismael Fernandez since he joined me at A.J. Fernandez Cigars. I am more than thrilled that the public reception has been so positive, that it has once again allowed us, as father and son to create the New World Connecticut.”

  • Wrapper: Connecticut Shade U.S.A.
  • Binder: San Andres Mexico
  • Filler: Nicaragua, Brazil

The New World Connecticut is a medium bodied cigar.  Unlike the original New World, it will not be box pressed. Smokers of the New World Connecticut will experience notes of cream, wood, and almonds in a very well balanced and refined cigar. The MSRP for the New World Connecticut will stay in line with the original New World at six dollars.

New World Connecticut will be available in a beautifully adorned 20 count box and in four sizes:

  • CORONA GORDA 5 ½ X 46
  • ROBUSTO    5 x 50
  • TORO      6 x 52
  • BELICOSO: 6 x 54

The New World Connecticut will begin shipping to your favorite tobacco shop in May.

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Famouse Smoke releases Inferno 3rd Degree

CI-IN3-TORN-400Famous Smoke Shop is a leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars. The company specializes in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices. Famous has just released a new cigar line in collaboration with Oliva Cigar Co. The new release is Inferno 3rd Degree cigars, and they are exclusively available at Famous Smoke Shop. The first shipment has just arrived at the company’s warehouse and is currently available for sale on their website. The company has expressed that the new brand will be available in limited quantities, but is not a one-time release and will be a consistent offering for the foreseeable future.

The Inferno 3rd Degree is the third release under the Inferno umbrella. The first brand in the series, Inferno, was introduced in 2012, with the Flashpoint hitting the market a year later. The Inferno 3rd Degree is a new blend, designed to provide sophisticated and complex flavors to satisfy every cigar smoker’s taste buds. This blend will be made in small batches and production on the brand will be limited.

Inferno 3rd Degree cigars utilize a blend of all Nicaraguan tobaccos with a triple-fermented Ligero and Viso longfiller core, and a Habano-seed binder, all encased in another silky Habano seed wrapper. The result is a full strength cigar with dark, rich flavors, with a slight natural sweetness to round out a customer’s smoke. Already hailed as the best of the trio under the Inferno name, it seems as if this cigar will soon take the industry by storm.

“This is a fine cigar with incredible flavor,” said Famous Smoke Shop editor John Pullo. “Inferno 3rd Degree cigars are made by Oliva which already has a sterling reputation for their consistency and quality. This is nothing short of another outstanding cigar in their arsenal. The interesting thing about this that not many people may know, is that it maintains a low price tag for customers to take advantage of because the tobaccos are mainly all grown on Oliva’s farms. That means our customers get premium tobacco without the inflated cost of Oliva buying an outside grower’s tobacco. It’s a genius farm to table concept which resulted in this top shelf cigar.”

The Inferno 3rd Degree cigars are available in four sizes – a 7 x 50 Churchill, a 6 x 60 Double Toro, a Robusto 5 x 50, and a 6 x 50 Toro. With Famous’ full box discount pricing, customers can enjoy this new offering with individual retail prices which range from $5.80 to $6.50 per cigar. People interested in learning more about the Inferno 3rd Degree or Famous Smoke Shop should visit Famous-Smoke.com or call 800-564-2486.

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Room 101 creates cigar exclusively for Famous Smoke

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Famous Smoke Shop is a leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars. The company specializes in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices. Famous has just released a new cigar line in collaboration with Room 101 cigars. The new release is Room 101 El Mas Chingon cigars, and they are exclusively available at Famous Smoke Shop. The first shipment has just arrived at the company’s warehouse and is currently available for sale on their website. The company has expressed that the new brand will be available in limited quantities due to the supply of rare tobaccos used to blend the cigar, but is not a one-time release and will be a consistent offering for the foreseeable future.

The Room 101 El Mas Chingon is another addition to Matt Booth’s already wildly popular cigar line, and seeks to be one of their best cigars yet as this young blender moves up the ranks in the cigar industry. This blend will be made in small batches and production on the brand will be limited, with each one measuring at a 60 ring gauge.

Room 101 El Mas Chingon cigars utilize a blend of rich tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Honduras for perfectly balanced spice, sweetness, and tobacco, with a deep earthy follow-through. The cigar wrapper is a well-fermented, naturally semi-spicy, Ecuadorian Habano leaf that complements this well-balanced cigar for a great complexity with flavors that come and go throughout the entire smoke. This is a medium-bodied cigar that will appeal to smokers who enjoy bold flavors without enduring a lot of strength. It’s great for those who enjoy mild cigars wanting to explore heavier cigars, and a comparable offering to those who enjoy stronger cigars.

“This is a cigar for the ages,” said Famous Smoke Shop Executive Editor Gary Korb. “From the moment I lit up this cigar, I knew it was going to be special. I typically enjoy everything Room 101 releases, and the El Mas Chingon has the potential to become the company’s all-star stogie. What’s even more impressive to me is the sheer variety in terms of sizes along with a low price tag. It is sure to attract cigar lovers because of the multiple sizes offered, and keep them coming back through its affordability.”

The El Mas Chingon is available in four sizes – a 4 1/2 x 60 Rothschild, a 5 1/2 x 60 Robusto, a 6 1/2 x 60 Double Toro, and a big 7 ½ x 60. With Famous’ full box discount pricing, customers can enjoy this new offering with individual retail prices that range from $6.50 to $8.00 per cigar. People interested in learning more about the Room 101 El Mas Chingon or Famous Smoke Shop should visit Famous-Smoke.com or call 800-564-2486.

 

 

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George Rico S.T.K. Miami Zulu Zulu Mas Paz Edition

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Gran Habano Cigars announces the official release of its long-awaited latest edition of a very popular cigar to join the S.T.K. lines manufactured in Miami at G.R. Tabacaleras Co.

The new Mas Paz Edition of the Zulu Zulu is being made in our own factory in Little Havana, operated by George Rico. George is collaborating with the artist, “Mas Paz”, to design the new packaging for this project, with a percentage of the sales of this new project going towards a non-profit organization that will fund renovations for La Casa de la Madre y el Niño, an orphanage in Bogotá, Colombia.

Federico Frum, the Colombian-born street artist that goes by the name, “Mas Paz”, was himself adopted from La Casa de la Madre y el Niño when he was only a year old. He grew up in Arlington, Virginia and received his formal training in art at George Mason University. After designing for several large companies in New York City, he decided to embark on a six-month journey throughout South America that forever changed his path. Frum now travels the world using his art to inspire and transform neighborhoods in the U.S. and developing world. He is a strong advocate for youth, working with kids in local schools and community centers to teach art and raise funds to promote art education. Frum’s highly recognizable “Mas Paz” murals can be found worldwide, always themed with a positive universal message. You can find out more about Mas Paz at maspaz.co.
Country of Origin: USA Factory: G.R. Tabacaleras Co. Distributor: Gran Habano Cigars Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut / Nicaraguan Habano Binder: Nicaraguan Habano Filler: Nicaraguan Sizes: 7 ½ x 40 Lancero, 5 5/8 x 46 Corona Gorda, 6 x 54 Rolo

MSRP: $8.25 – $9.27

Release Date: Available for orders now

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MoyaRuiz announces The Rake

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MoyaRuiz Cigars Inc. announce the release of The Rake, a new line of cigars from the makers of the La Jugada cigar brand.

With an intended launch of spring 2015, The Rake will be made at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. The cigars will be presented in classic cabinet-style boxes of 20 and available in 4 different vitolas, Fix (5-5/8×46), Cut (5×52), Take (6×52), and Vig (6×60). Two of the sizes will be slightly box pressed, Cut and Fix.

Danny Moya, co-founder of MoyaRuiz Cigars explained the concept behind The Rake: “The Rake is a poker term which describes the fee taken by the card room for operating the poker game. You gotta pay to play!” said Moya, “and in the cigar business’, this As with MoyaRuiz Cigars’ first cigar line, La Jugada, The Rake pays homage to the company’s love of “the game”, and where La Jugada drew from the theme of dominos, The Rake stems from a love of poker. With The Rake, brand owners Danny Moya and Nelson Ruiz plan to give the cigars a different feel from the their previous releases. “Our La Jugada brand had more of a traditional/Cubanesque look, but as for The Rake, we wanted to give it a modern touch. The design of the band is inspired by the speakeasy peep hole found in many doors at underground gambling rooms and the cigar box has two slots on the top of the box to resemble a rake box” said Moya.

MoyaRuiz is describing The Rake as a med-full bodied, full flavored cigar – incorporating a powerhouse blend of four ligero leaves. Two from Jalapa which are sweeter and two from Esteli known for their strength. The wrapper will be Connecticut Broadleaf. Even though The Rake will feature four ligeros it’s very balanced because of the other leaves in the binder and filler. Truly showcasing the quality blending coming out of the La Zona factory. “We want to keep pushing the envelope, with full and complex flavors,” said Moya.

Special thanks to Erik Espinosa and Hector Alfonso Sr. for working closely with us on this.

The Rake is slated for a release in spring, 2015.

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A.J. Fernandex to release New World retailer exclusive at Texas Cigar Festival

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A.J. Fernandez Cigars, known for producing consistently highly rated cigars is proud to introduce the “New World Brute” as a retailer exclusive for Serious Cigars in Houston, Texas.  The New World Brute comes in at a hefty 6x 66 size, and will make its debut at the Texas Cigar Festival taking place this April 25, 2015.

 

Ron Lesseraux owner of Serious Cigars said,” A.J. Fernandez’s New World is a special cigar, and we love to offer our customers unique products. It only made sense to create a special edition New World, for Serious Cigar customers.

It is true that everything is bigger in Texas, so we decided along with A.J. to push the limits, and create the New World Brute”.

Master blender A.J. Fernandez created the New World brand as homage to the discovery of [the] then “mystical smoking leaf” called “tobacco” by the Europeans, when their ships landed in what is known today as the “New World”. The New World was introduced at the 2014 IPCPR, and went on to attain the honor of “Number 1 Cigar in the World” in 2014 by Cigar Journal Magazine.

 

A.J. Fernandez said:  “Serious Cigars has always championed our cigars and we are more than happy to create the New World Brute for them. We look forward to a great response by the consumer.”

 

The New World Cigar is a medium to full bodied cigar, with an amazing aroma. Smokers of New World will experience elements of sweetness, spiciness in a very balanced and refined cigar. The New World Cigar is composed of a Jalapa binder, Viso Ometepe Filler, Condega Ligero, Esteli-Finca Soledad Ligero, wrapped in a beautiful Dark Nicaragua.

 

The New World Brute has an MSRP of $6.95 and can only be purchased at Serious Cigars or through their online store at: http://www.seriouscigars.com.

ABOUT A.J. FERNANDEZ CIGARS:
A.J. Fernandez Cigars is based on the rich tradition of the Fernandez cigar legacy. A.J. Fernandez now produces unparalleled, hand-rolled cigars in Estelí, Nicaragua which have garnered numerous top ratings and acclaim from cigar publications and consumers alike.  Today A.J. Fernandez continues the family tradition as he oversees production and manages day to day operations in his factory in Estelí.

For more information about A.J. Fernandez Cigars, please visit www.AJFernandezcigars.com Follow A.J Fernandez Cigars on Social Media here: Facebook: AJ Fernandez Cigars, Instagram: AJFCigars, Twitter: AJFCigars

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Maya Selva Cigars celebrates “20 Años”

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Maya Selva Cigars, producer of Flor de Selva, Cumpay, and Villa Zamorano, is pleased to announce that 2015 is our 20th anniversary in the premium cigar industry.  “20 Años” will be the theme this year for Maya Selva Cigars.

On March 8th, we had the honor of hosting a multitude of guests from around the world–including customers, friends, and industry media professionals–to launch our celebration in the form of a “Harvest Party” at our farm, Santa Eulalia, in Danlí, Honduras.

As a part of our “20 Años” celebration, we will be releasing various new cigars to our portfolio, including a limited-edition “20 Años” Lancero to our Flor de Selva brand, as well as a permanent edition of a Toro (6 x 52) to both our Connecticut and Maduro lines.   In conjunction to these new releases, we will also be inaugurating a company-wide evolution of our branding, across our three brands: Flor de Selva, Cumpay, and Villa Zamorano.  Release dates for new cigars will be at this year’s IPCPR in New Orleans, Louisiana, in July of 2015.

To close our celebration and prepare for the IPCPR, we will be throwing a grand bash in Paris, France–home of our corporate offices–on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015.

Stay tuned for more information! If you require images or other materials, please contact Katherine Agurcia, Operations Manager for Maya Selva Cigars, U.S., or call us at (954) 842-3613.

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Two Guys Smoke Shop announces 30th anniversary event

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Two Guys Smoke Shop of Salem, Nashua, and Seabrook, New Hampshire will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary on September 30, by giving away a brand new Mercedes Benz automobile, $30,000 or Both!

Two Guys Smoke Shop, a popular New England Cigar Shop know for its great retail cigar shops has become world known because of their elaborate anniversary parties and tremendous prizes including Motorcycles, Hummer H2 Vehicles, Trips and Cash. During the gas crunch they gave away a tanker truck of 10,000 gallons of gasoline and for their silver anniversary they gave a way 250 minted pure silver bars and a Rolls Royce Silver Spur. It’s all been covered from a 1936 Cadillac Fleetwood to a Delorean Time Machine.

On September 30 when the doors open at 6:00 p.m. at DiBurro’s Function facility in Ward Hill, Massachusetts, an expected SOLD -OUT crowd will be participating in what is believed to be the biggest, most fun-laden event of its kind ever staged by a retail cigar business.

This Anniversary cigar event will include dinner, 30 premium cigars per person, music, meet-and greets with the biggest names in the world of hand-crafted cigars and door prizes to include $30,000 and someone may walk out with a new Mercedes Benz provided by Smith Motor Sales of Haverhill, MA.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday May 2nd at 10am at all Two Guys Smoke Shop locations (Salem, Seabrook, and Nashua NH) and are expected to sell out fast.
Fifteen Cigar maker celebrities are expected to attend include Nick Perdomo from Perdomo Cigars who have committed to attend. “The excitement, camaraderie and sheer value of the event this year will be even greater than years past, It’s always the hottest ticket in town,” boasts David Garofalo, owner and founder of Two Guys Smoke Shop. “If you’re a cigar lover, you’ll will have the time of your life for your $200 ticket price.”

Starting today right up until tickets go on sale, TwoGuys Smoke Shop will be unveiling those committed to attending on the manufacture side via their Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/2GuysCigars/

Two Guys Smoke Shop locations are at 304 South Broadway in Salem NH; 15 Spit Brook Road in Nashua NH; and 741 Lafayette Road in Seabrook, NH. For more information call 1-888-224-4272

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